Dancing On Ice judge Emma Bunton promises 'tough love' on this year's show

Emma Bunton

Dancing On Ice 2011 judge Emma Bunton has revealed she will be a lot harder in judging the contestants on this year's series of the show, promising "tough love". Clearly keen to move away from her clean 'baby Spice' image, Emma warned the contestants that they need to take the show seriously.

Speaking in The Sun this morning, the singer explained: "I will be harder than last year. I'm very honest and I won't shy away from constructive criticism."

Emma, who finished in third place in rival reality show Strictly Come Dancing back in 2006, continued: "You want people to be honest with you. You want to grow and learn from your own experience.

"It's great fun but you have to take it seriously. It's tough love. I can only go on how I felt and I wanted to keep learning. They have to give it everything they've got."

Meanwhile the ex-Spice Girl tipped Vanilla Ice to be the dark horse of the competition: "He looks like he's done some ice hockey and seems to have good control and speed. He's confident on the ice. He might be a good one to watch."

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